Dec 15, 2012 5:00am PST
where officials are giving the press conferences. the school is over there behind us. this is a small town that can't accommodate everyone here to cover it, but david was there for -- he had the point of seeing these parents. there are many people, those parents took their kids. you know if you got your kid but you don't know who didn't get their kid. that's what we are about to find out. this is going to open up a whole new set of wounds. >> and there are four adults we don't know the names of that is involved in this. this is just all starting to trickle in. we spoke to families yesterday, children who went this transpired were crowded in a classroom. i spoke to a third grade 8-year-old kid basically told in the back by teachers to stay down, keep away. her parents ended up rushing to get her at the fire station and received this automated message not knowing if their children were alive or dead. not even really knowing which school the shooting had taken place in. the whole community was flocking to schools in and around the region not knowing what transpired. i don't think many of
Dec 15, 2012 7:00am PST
been updating us on everything that's happening. we'll be listening to what he has to say, hopefully getting more details about the shooter. hopefully getting some more details about the next steps in their investigation, lots of questions of why this morning. right now we're on the scene provely a half mile behind me, you get to the elementary school are where this happen. not only was the school an active crime scene as we're told, but the temporary morgue has been delivered here up from new york city to help out in the processing of the more than two dozen bodies that are the aftermath of this crime. we also know that there are investigations happening nearby because of the mother of the shooter was killed as well. and we also know that there's investigations into the weaponry that was used. we know three weapons were used, two pistols and one semiautomatic rifle. so we continue to follow this story here. and we -- we will update you on the latest. we know more, too, about some of the victims. nick valencia has been covering that part of the story for us. police have a new stateme
Dec 15, 2012 4:30am PST
our international viewers joining us from around the world. i'm ali velshi, you're watching cnn's special coverage of the connecticut school shooting. we are live in newtown, connecticut. here's what we know this morning about what happened at sandy hook elementary school. in about 30 minutes we expect authorities to hold a news conference right where i am and release the identities of the victims. police say 20 children between the ages of 5 and 10 were killed as well as six adults at the school including the principal and psychologist. sources say adam lanza was armed with three guns, two on him, one found in a car nearby. police say he got the guns from his mother who owned them. she was licensed to have them. she was found dead in her home about 2 1/2 miles from where i am now. every new detail helped paint a picture of a horrifying tragedy. cnn's anderson cooper explains how it unfolded moment by moment. >> all units, the individual i have on the phone is continuing to hear what he believes to be gun shots. >> reporter: the first word was chilling. it only got worse. >> they'